Mike D. Kail, CTO, answered on 2018-10-11T21:14:49.26Z, 7 months ago
Veeam is more focused on business continuity than anything else, so depending on your use-case, may not be a good fit for application and data management.
On Rubrik vs. Cohesity, the background of the founders and how the companies started is indicative of the products they've built. While they may seem to have feature parity on surface, Cohesity was built all in-house / ground-up. The features and experience are seamless. Rubrik focused on a particular use-case to start and then acquired Datos.io, but in my experience its hard to integrate another company/product and have a seamless solution.
Cohesity’s founder (Mohit) was a lead on the Google File System and founded Nutanix. With that experience, Cohesity's product is architected in a way that scales 'infinitely' and for me, they win on that fundamental difference.
Rubrik also has a single point of failure with their nodes, whereas Cohesity doesn’t have that problem. Additionally if you have to do a restore in Rubrik, its painful and quite manual and again Cohesity manages a lot of this complexity for you.
Both products have a 'global search' if you do need to do a more granular restore. However in Rubrik, to locate a particular file, you need to know which VM to look in. Cohesity does a truly seamless global search.
Cohesity also has better support for immutability of backups. You can mark a backup as ‘can’t touch’. If you are one of the organizations hit by the recent waves of ransomware attacks, with Cohesity you can restore seamlessly. Rubrik’s backups are not so ‘fully immutable’ and it's also more complex within their interface.
Lastly Cohesity is less on cost overall since there is more automation in place and therefore less pro services and time is required to maintain the solution.
Adnan Riaz, VP of IT Infrastructure, answered on 2018-10-16T13:51:13.039Z, 7 months ago
We started using Veeam Backup and Replication when we moved from VMware to Hyper-V few years ago at a client side. Since Hyper-V was new at that time (Hyper-V 2008 R2) and there were not many good backup solutions available. We tested a few well known products and they all had some issues. Some of them very complex to configure and manage, and some did not work with Hyper-V.
We then came across Veeam Backup and Replication. We did a trial of their solution and to our surprise it worked a lot better then other solutions. One thing that we liked most was that their interface is simple and easier to understand and manage. There were a few issues with Veeam also but their support was great and we worked directly with their support and developers to resolve those issues. They even extended our trial period to several months until they resolve those issues. In the end their product worked great for us. Their Deduplication feature saved on disk space and Hardware Snapshots (for storage) increased backup performance. Since then Veeam has released several versions and improved their product a lot and it is still working great for us.
Rik Fleming, answered on 2018-12-15T00:40:05.247Z, 5 months ago
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